Acino

Investing to
Advance Outcomes

Avista invests in leading healthcare companies to drive growth and build lasting value. Our sector focus, operational insights and flexible capital solutions enable us to provide owners, management teams and investors access to opportunity within a dynamic and diverse industry.

National Spine & Pain Centers

Investing to
Advance Outcomes

Avista invests in leading healthcare companies to drive growth and build lasting value. Our sector focus, operational insights and flexible capital solutions enable us to provide owners, management teams and investors access to opportunity within a dynamic and diverse industry.

Acino

Investing to
Advance Outcomes

Avista invests in leading healthcare companies to drive growth and build lasting value. Our sector focus, operational insights and flexible capital solutions enable us to provide owners, management teams and investors access to opportunity within a dynamic and diverse industry.

About

Avista focuses on investing in and growing healthcare companies. Our deep industry expertise and proactive value-added investment approach creates enduring partnerships with our portfolio companies.

We were founded in 2005 as a spin-out from DLJ Merchant Banking, which at the time was one of the world's largest and most renowned investment firms. We believe we have built a world-class private equity firm focused on the healthcare industry. Our long tenure in the market leads to a deep understanding of the micro and macro trends driving value and opportunity within the healthcare sector.

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  • Disciplined focus on stable healthcare assets where Avista's sector expertise can drive accelerated growth
  • Over $8 billion invested in 45+ healthcare companies
  • Supported more than 100 add-on acquisitions

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  • Leadership team has invested together for over 2 decades in the healthcare sector
  • 25 investment and operations professionals
  • 10 Healthcare Strategic Executives

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Our healthcare investment strategy is based on years of experience, discipline, focus, and sustainable value generation.

Approach

Avista utilizes a proactive, hands-on approach to create value in our portfolio companies.

We believe that the rising global demand for healthcare products and services will continue to create attractive opportunities for Avista. We look for businesses with strong management teams, stable cash flows and robust growth prospects. Our creative structuring and financing solutions allow us to maintain flexibility with respect to deal structure, and we utilize a prudent approach to leverage. Avista’s Operating Executives and Advisors are an integral part of our team, providing strategic insight, operational oversight, and senior counsel that help drive growth and performance to create long-term value and sustainable businesses.

    Focus
  • Avista focuses on mid-sized companies concentrated in the following healthcare subsectors: outsourced pharma & medtech services, consumer healthcare, medical devices, specialty & generic pharmaceuticals, distribution & diagnostics, and healthcare technology.
  • Expertise
  • In today’s competitive market Avista knows you need to do more than merely buy right. We utilize a blend of financial sophistication, operating perspectives, regulatory insight, and business management skills to actively support management teams to drive organic growth, pursue accretive acquisitions, and increase operational efficiencies.
  • Network
  • We believe that the extensive network of healthcare industry relationships developed by our investment team and Operating Executives are critical to Avista’s ability to source, evaluate, and execute opportunities.

Our partners have over 100 years of combined private equity investing experience. They are supported by an experienced and committed team, along with noted healthcare industry experts.

Team

Partners

Thompson Dean

Chairman and Co-Head of Investment Committee

David Burgstahler

Managing Partner and CEO

Alex Yu

Partner
Strategic Executives
Investment Professionals

Garrett Lustig

Principal

Ryan Moran

Principal

Thania Amberiadis

Vice President

Harrison Brenner

Vice President

Elaine Tang

Vice President

Hao Zhao

Vice President

Gillian Gude

Senior Associate

Alex Jenkins

Associate
Business Management Team

Ben Silbert

Managing Director, General Counsel

John Cafasso

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Heravi

Managing Director, IR & ESG

Anthony Russo

Director, Accounting and Operations

Roshni Charles

Tax Director

Hector Cortes

Management Company Controller

Max Dooley

Senior Accountant

Abbey Schoenhaus

Operations Manager

Vivian Cavanaugh

Administration

Hannah Goodearle

Administration

Sara Micare

Administration

Elaine Stenson

Administration

Across the healthcare sector, Avista partners with businesses that have strong management teams, stable cash flows and robust growth prospects.

Portfolio

Accellent
Acino International AG
ACP Northern Holdings
AngioDynamics
Arcadia Consumer Healthcare
BioReliance Corporation
Braeburn Inc.
Charles River Laboratories
ConvaTec Group
Cooper Consumer Health
Cosette Pharmaceuticals
eMolecules
Fisher Scientific
Focus Diagnostics
GCM
INC Research
Inform Diagnostics
IVAC
Kinetic Concepts
Lantheus Medical Imaging
MPI Research
National Spine & Pain Centers
Nycomed
OmniAb, Inc.
OptiNose Healthcare
Organogenesis
Oxford Health Plans
Probo Medical
Prometheus Laboratories
RVL Pharmaceuticals
Shoppers Drug Mart Limited
Solmetex
Spear Education
Strategic Partners
Taconic Biosciences
Terrats Medical
Trimb Holding AB
United BioSource Corporation
Vision Healthcare
VWR International
Warner Chilcott
WellSpring Consumer Healthcare
Xifin
Zest Dental Solutions

Responsibility

Avista Capital Partners believes in responsible investing practices. Avista recognizes that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues may affect investment performance, and furthermore, that the effective management of ESG issues can create better risk-adjusted returns. Therefore, we are committed to incorporating ESG factors into our operations and those of our portfolio companies. Our ESG program includes internal accountability and education, pre-investment diligence and portfolio monitoring to ensure strong corporate citizenship.

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Contact

Avista Capital Holdings, LP
65 East 55th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212.593.6900